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There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

• <b>A growing body of evidence finds that cardio exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have.</b>• <b><br>Cardio, otherwise known as aerobic exercise, has been tied to benefits ranging from better moods and a stronger heart to a sharper mind.</b>• <b><br>To get the most out of your swimming, running, or walking</b> …

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Don't Cliff Jump Like a Dummy—Use Physics

I like to spend time outside when possible. On a recent adventure I took a couple of the kids to check out some trails near my mother's house. This …

We Can Now Harvest Electricity From Earth's Heat Using Quantum Tunnelling

Wow.<p>Researchers have come up with a way we could harvest energy from Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat into electricity we …

Quantum Mechanics

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Is Fermented Milk Good For You? The Real Health Benefits of Kefir

Kefir, which tastes like a lightly carbonated blend of yogurt and milk, is an Eastern European tradition that has caught on in Canada, largely due to …

A comprehensive guide to baby-led weaning

Annabel Karmel gives us her thoughts (and her recipes!)<p>For most people, the term 'weaning' will conjure many 'here comes the aeroplane!' images of …

Busting the myth of the complete protein

Some of our many vegetarian readers probably learned this long ago, but I will admit to remaining a sucker regarding the myth of the "complete …

The One Protein You Shouldn't Eat After 8pm For Weight Loss, According To Nutritionists

If your first choice for a bedtime choice is one packed with protein, you're on the right path. A light snack that is low in fat and sugar but rich …

Large diet study suggests it's carbs, not fats, that are bad for your health

A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head.<p>The new research suggests that it's not the fat in your diet that's …

Nutrition

The Low-Fat vs. Low-Carb Diet Debate Has a New Answer

If there’s one message that most people get about their diet, it’s to cut back on fat. Too much fat, especially the saturated fat and cholesterol …

What is your eating personality? Identify it and start eating right

There is <i>a lot</i> of healthy eating advice out there today. It can be difficult to navigate, and even harder to figure out what will work for you. Should you go vegan? Vegetarian? Paleo? Or just simply cut back on red meat?<p>Well, Dr. Mehmet Oz is here to help you figure out the best plan for you, your …

Healthcare Startup Claims It Can Defeat Diabetes With Nutrition Alone

Down with Diabetes<p>More than 29 million people suffer from diabetes in the United States alone. Now, a new healthcare startup called Virta claims that …

Low-fat diet could kill you, major study shows

Low-fat diets could raise the risk of early death by almost one quarter, a major study has found.<p>The Lancet study of 135,000 adults found those who cut back on fats had far shorter lives than those enjoying plenty of butter, cheese and meats.<p>Researchers said the study was at odds with repeated …

Holistic Medicine

Microbes compete for nutrients, affect metabolism, development in mice

MADISON, Wis. -- "Gut bacteria get to use a lot of our food before we do," says Federico Rey, a professor of bacteriology at the University of …

Loss of microbial gut diversity a threat to health?

Our bodies are made up of nearly equal numbers of human and microbial cells. These tiny passengers are vital for our health but are dwindling in …

The One Probiotic You Should Have After 8pm For A Faster Metabolism In The Morning, According To Nutritionists

Having a healthy gut means better digestion, fewer gas pains, clearer skin, and even a healthier mental state. The benefits of taking probiotics, …

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A Baffling Brain Defect Is Linked to Gut Bacteria, Scientists Say

Researchers have traced the cause of a baffling brain disorder to a surprising source: a particular type of bacteria living in the gut.<p>Scientists increasingly suspect that the body’s vast community of bacteria — the microbiome — may play a role in the development of a wide variety of diseases, from …

Medicine

Bacteria Could Be Responsible For Shifts in Brain Structure in People With IBS

Childhood trauma might play a role.<p>We've known for a while now that the relationship between our gut's microbes and the painful condition, irritable …

Gurkha, 85, dies trying to become oldest to climb Everest

An 85-year-old man from Nepal died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, officials said.<p>Min Bahadur Sherchan, a former British Gurkha soldier, died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening but the cause of …

Mountaineering

What Did Ancient Romans Eat? New Novel Serves Up Meals And Intrigue

"Marcus Gavius Apicius purchased me on a day hot enough to fry sausage on the market stones."<p>So begins the tale of Thrasius, the fictional narrator of <i>Feast of Sorrow</i>. Released this week, the novel is based on the real life of ancient Roman noble Marcus Gavius Apicius, who is thought to have …

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Now You Know: This Is What Kayla Itsines Actually Eats in 24 Hours

It's not hard to see what 6.7 million people are obsessed with Kayla Itsines's every move. The 25-year-old Australian trainer seems to be the picture …

We Can Now Harness The Tardigrade's Strangest Superpower - And Give It to Other Organisms

Turn them into living glass.<p>Tiny tardigrades - also known as water bears and moss piglets - have many strange properties, including being able to …

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What if Quantum Computers Used Hard Drives Made of DNA?

You’ve heard the hype: The quantum computer revolution is <i>coming</i>. Physicists say these devices will be fast enough to break every encryption method …

Meet the obscure microbe that influences climate, ocean ecosystems, and perhaps even evolution

Penny Chisholm has had a 35-year love affair—with a microbe. For her, it's been the perfect partner—elusive during courting, a source of intellectual …

NASA Just Discovered Seven New Exoplanets... So What?

On Wednesday, the scientists at NASA <i>kind of</i> freaked out. They announced the discovery of some seemingly Earth-like planets outside of our solar system, a group of rocky globes they’re calling ‘TRAPPIST-1.’<p>How far away are these newly-discovered worlds? They’re about 40 light years from Earth. That …

Universe

The New, Expanded Genetic Alphabet Rewrites Life

Two synthetic nucleotides add unprecedented flexibility to the genetic code.<p>Until very recently, life on Earth was dictated by strings of just four …

Time Doesn't Slow In Emergencies. Here's Why You Think It Does

To test the idea that your brain speeds up in emergencies, professor David Eagleman and his team at Baylor College of Medicine decided to drop …

Quantum Mechanics: A Ladybird Expert Book by Jim Al-Khalili – digested read

By the end of the 19th century, many physicists believed there really wasn’t any more to learn about the workings of nature and the properties of matter and radiation. On balance, it might have been easier for everyone if things had stayed that way. Then we could just study Newton and Maxwell and …

Quantum Physics